MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – India’s top court has issued a rare warrant against the chief of the country’s pollution control board in the decade-old case of stone workers in Gujarat state who died of silicosis.

The Supreme Court issued the warrant this week after the head of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) failed to notify the court of steps taken to prevent the deaths of workers from the respiratory disease, according to Radha Kant Tripathy, a lawyer with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Read more